August 17, 2005
International News Roundup From Blog Reads And The MSM (Updated)Topics: International News
Some readers may not realize that writing a blog requires a great deal of reading. At Hyscience, the time is almost split equally, with about 4.5 - 5 hours a day going into reading and about 4 hours a day applied to writing. Although here at Hyscience we spend at least a third of our reading time on technical literature for our posts on medical blogs and research writing, the rest of the reading time is applied to 'general reading' which allows for some great blog reads. The net result is that readers reap the benefits - ergo, here is today's harvest:
Danny Carlton at JackLewis.Net writes about "The MSM's selective outrage," in which he provides good news coverage that doubles as prime examples of why blogs are becoming so popular as a news source for readers that want to learn the truth about what's going on in the world.
Arthur Chrenkoff, in "Other Ways To Grief," writes of Cindy Sheehan: "Sadly, the whole sorry spectacle outside the presidential ranch has now degenerated into a sort of a Disneyland of the Deranged, a Tragic Kingdom, with more and more foul causes attaching themselves to the Cindy Sheehan bandwagon in an act of emotional and political vampirism, albeit on a willing victim." (Personally, although not stated by Arthur Chrenkoff's, I have nothing less than absolute contempt for this woman, who, like others of her ilk, put my son, now in Iraq, who volunteered to go to back to Iraq, in greater danger with her every word that attacks America and it's administration with her leftist agenda - and in doing so strengthens and emboldens the enemy of civilization - Islamic terrorists the world over)
While at Chrenkoff, be sure to catch the "Good News In Iraq, Part 33" that you won't catch in the MSM.
Mohammed at 'Iraq the Model' writes in, "The Sunni respond to Al-Qaeda's threats" that there will be no more boycotting elections because the Sunnis are now very interested in participating in the political process. Al-Qaeda is becoming even more aggressive toward Iraq as a whole and a few days ago Sunni leaders were added to Al-Qaeda's hit-list.
Stephen Spruiell writes at Media Blog that Matt Lauer got a surprise answer from a soldier on a recent trip to Iraq. After asking about morale, a few soldiers told him that morale was good. Like any good morning TV show journalist, Lauer was skeptical. The surprise answer from the soldier was, "Well sir, I'd tell you, if I got my news from the newspapers I'd be pretty depressed as well."
David Frum asks, "What is the Bush administration thinking with their immigration plan?" The plan is bad policy and bad politics - and also by the way a sure loser. (The Bush "revived amnesty plan" is both a national and political disaster in the making!)
Villainous Company has a very good post addressing the Cindy Sheehan issue while dressing down Clarence Page. Apparently Clarence Page is angry(although I really don't give a damned about the Moonbat's issues, I do care about the nation and it's policies he loves to attack). Watching Cindy Sheehan camp out in Crawford, Texas, he feels he and other doubters are being stifled. He feels for the 30% of Americans who now feel we should withdraw all troops from Iraq.
Deborah Orin writing in the New York Post inform's us that President Bill Clinton's team ignored dire warnings that its approach to terrorism was "very dangerous" and could have "deadly results," according to a blistering memo just obtained by The Post. Then-Manhattan U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White wrote the memo as she pleaded in vain with Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick to tear down the wall between intelligence and prosecutors, a wall that went beyond legal requirements. Looking back after 9/11, the memo makes for eerie reading -- because White's team foresaw, years in advance, that the Clinton-era wall would make it tougher to stop mass murder. (Call this today's MUST READ, not because it clearly lays the disaster of 9/11 at the feet of the Clinton administration, but that it exposes Jamie Gorelick and staffers behind the 9/11 Commission report for being the political hacks that they are.)
Captain Ed offers additional commentary on "The Second White Memo." He writes that "Gorelick sat on the Commission and said nothing about the second White memo. Like so much other evidence -- Able Danger, the Heidelberg arrests of two Iraqi spies, the 1996 State Department warnings -- the second White memo appears nowhere in the Commission's final report. One cannot help but draw the conclusion, especially in this case, that the Commission deliberately excluded it from their report. Gorelick, at least, had firsthand knowledge of it."
KCRA.com has a story, "Former Folsom Inmate Linked To Alleged Terror Plot," that warns of the dangerous Islamic terrorist recruiting going on inside our prison facilities. A former Folsom State Prison inmate is in custody in connection with an alleged plot to launch terrorist attacks at targets across Southern California. Two other men are also in federal custody, but investigators said the former inmate could be a link to a prison gang that has been plotting jihadist attacks.
Sky News reports that three suicide car bombs in central Baghdad have killed dozens of people during the morning rush hour. Two of the explosions targeted a bus station in the Iraqi capital while the third hit a hospital as victims from the earlier bombs were arriving. Up to 43 people were killed and as many as 85 were wounded, and about a dozen vehicles, including three police cars, were destroyed in the attacks. Of course as Sky News and the rest of the MSM brings you only bad news, be sure and balance your Iraq reads today with Chrenkoffs good news from Iraq.
Look for more to be added later this evening....
Posted by Richard at August 17, 2005 1:43 PM
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